2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 28, 2015 3:00 PM by megalileo

    Galileo Vs Raspberry pi(RPi)


      Hi all,


      I am a user of Raspberry pi (RPi) and want to buy a galileo gen 2 board.

      But I am a bit unaware about galileo and so confused, I want to ask that,


      I the RPi I can run full linux and there is no need of a host PC to develope and then deploy to RPi board--- I can develope on RPi itself without any host PC, but what I googled uptill now it seams that with Galileo board ---- Windows IoT I always need a host PC to develope (say using Visual Studio) and then I can deploy to my galileo board.


      I cannot run full Windows and linux (even Embedded versions) on galileo and get a display of the OS on some Monitor or HDMI Screen or any thing as I can do with RPi ----- i can install linux in RPi and can run it without a host PC natively as a full featured mini computer connected to a HDMI display.


      I just want to clarify that whether what I have written above is true??


      Please clarify my doubts and comparison between RPi and Galileo, can I use Galileo as a native Linux or Windows PC (say with some display device attached to it), means I don't need a host PC, like as I can do with my RPi


      Please reply soon so that I can decide to order Galileo or stick to RPi


      Thanks in advance

        • 1. Re: Galileo Vs Raspberry pi(RPi)

          Hello megalileo,


          If you need video output, Galileo might not be the best board for you. You can interact with the internal Linux terminal and develop applications using Python, C++ or JavaScript. You can install additional packages as well, but since Galileo doesn't have video output you will need a Host PC to display the internal terminal through serial connection between the board and the PC.


          On the other hand, Galileo uses a Yocto OS which is not a full Linux OS. You could use other alternative images such as Ubilinux which is based on Debian (EmutexLabs) and Windows IoT (Windows IoT - Get Started) but they are not supported by us and they are not full OS versions either. In case you want to get more details about these alternative images, I suggest you to post your questions in their respective forums.




          • 2. Re: Galileo Vs Raspberry pi(RPi)

            Grate thanks for your discus. so as Diego said can i have a video output of my os installed[windows] on gaalileo on a pc if i connect galileo to my pc with a serial cable and use putty and xming ------ as i do with rpi


            Thanks in advance